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[BRIEFING] Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation in the Rail Industry

  • 217 Capitol Visitor Center (map)

Please join us to hear senior executives from four major rail industry manufacturers - Siemens Corporation, Alstom, Progress Rail, and GE Transportation - discuss their rail manufacturing efforts, the types of jobs performed by their workforce, recent manufacturing innovations, customer profiles, and current business trends.

House Manufacturing Caucus Co-Chairs Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY-23) and Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH-13), have been invited to offer remarks, as have Senate Competitiveness Caucus Co-Founders Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE).

Moderator: Anne Canby, Director, OneRail; Speakers: Robin Arthur Stimson, Vice President, Business Development, Passenger Rail Systems Mobility Division, Siemens; Scott Sherin, Vice President, Marketing & Strategy, Alstom North America; Charmin Tillman, Chief Marketing Officer, GE Transportation; James A. Shirvinski, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Progress Rail

Railroads in the U.S., encompassing freight, intercity passenger, commuter and rail transit, directly employ more than 200,000 Americans in well-paying jobs. Supporting this critical rail infrastructure are hundreds of private sector companies that manufacture rail equipment and components, and many more firms that supply those companies farther down the supply chain. Together, these manufacturing companies employ tens of thousands of Americans. The fortunes of these companies and their communities depend upon ensuring a strong demand for freight and passenger rail services.

The House Manufacturing Caucus, co-chaired by Reps. Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Tom Reed (R-NY), is an active bipartisan group focused on enhancing the productivity, capacity, and competitiveness of American manufacturing. The House Manufacturing Caucus hosts briefings and roundtable discussions with industry experts, disseminates information, and provide resources so that Members and their staff can learn about the opportunities and challenges facing America’s manufacturing sectors.

OneRail is a diverse group of rail stakeholders who have come together to inform policymakers and citizens about the benefits of a strong freight and passenger rail system.